The Southern Oncology Association of Practices (SOAP) was formed in June of 1998 to address the changing needs of medical oncologists in private practice. As of July 2011, SOAP member practices come from 17 states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida , Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
The goals of SOAP are founded in education, group purchasing and networking. We strive to establish a network for sharing information on issues particular to the field of medical oncology and to collectively negotiate with wholesalers and pharmaceutical companies for more competitive pricing. By working towards these goals, it is the intent of SOAP to enable oncology practices to remain independent.
For our members, some of what SOAP provides includes:
- Educational Meetings: Spring and Fall. Topics are usually business related with some clinical topics.
ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course: Our Executive Director (ED) has been trained to teach this class. Members may contact the ED to schedule a class for their office. Members only need to pay for the course materials for each participant from their office and provide lunch for the class for both days. To be eligible to schedule a class, SOAP members must have been SOAP members for at least six (6) months and be an active member in good standing, i.e., compliant, etc.
soaponline.org: There is a Members Only side of the website that you have to sign into…..it provides News, Meeting Info, SOAP Forms (Reimbursement, Membership Renewal, etc.), listing of SOAP members and their contact info (allows for easier networking), FAQs, Discussion Q & A, Resources, Contract Info, Bylaws (current), and Business Meeting Minutes.
Please click on our Membership Info Process to walk you through becoming a SOAP Member:
Membership Paperwork Info Process for Prospective Member 5-2012
Initially, you will need to complete the confidentiality agreement (should you like to see pricing). Please complete the confidentiality agreement and return it to our ED via fax, email or mail. Due to the confidential nature of the drug pricing, the completed confidentiality agreement must be in hand before any info may be shared.
Confidentiality Agreement for Prospective Members 2-2009
Membership Agreement 5-2012
Compliance Rule Revised 2-2009
soaponline.org Registration Form 3-2009
Please contact our Executive Director, Jeannie VanderKruik, with any questions. Her contact information is below:
Jeannie VanderKruik, BA, RN, BSN, OCN®, NE-BC
Executive Director, SOAP